How to find the best Clinical Psychologist in Adelaide for your needs
Choosing the best psychologists for your needs and personality is important for success in your therapeutic journey. You need to feel that you are safe, heard, understood, and that there is hope for overcoming whatever you are struggling with.
A good psychologist is one who is a not only good listener, but also kind, honest and skilled. Experience and training matter, and it is a good idea to look up what your future psychologist's areas of interest are, to see if it matches with your needs.
More important than anything is the concept known as "rapport", that is feeling that you can relate to your psychologist and that you understand each other very well. This does not necessarily mean choosing a therapist of the same gender or age as yourself. In fact, sometimes a different perspective can bring growth and new insights. What you should never do however is compromise on a feeling that your psychologist cares about your wellbeing and works with you to accomplish your goals in therapy.
If you don't know where to start finding the best psychologist for you, you can ask your GP for a referral or for a few suggestions, or go online and do your research, or ask someone you trust for recommendations. Remember you can still ask your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan and get Medicare rebates, even if you suggest a referral to your GP of a psychologist you found independently.
What Services Do Our Clinical Psychologists in Adelaide Offer?
Adelaide clinical psychologists and general psychologists can assist with a wide range of mental health issues and there is a good chance that you will find a good match with our team of highly experienced psychologists. Some of the issues we can help with include:
Our friendly Reception staff are also more than happy to assist you to find the best psychologist for you at our practice.
How Can Psychological Therapy with Our Adelaide Clinical Psychologists Benefit You?
Professional psychological therapy can allow you to start making significant strides in improving any mental health issues you might have difficulty coping with every day. There are a number of areas that may improve with therapy that may be of benefit to you:
Develop Coping Strategies and Mechanisms: Psychologists are trained to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the challenges your mental health condition might pose on a daily basis. They can also aid you in learning techniques on how to tackle any problems that might come your way without provoking your triggers.
Conflict Resolution: Attending therapy with our clinical psychologists in Adelaide, can allow you to learn and cultivate conflict resolution skills for when you may come across an uncomfortable situation. Furthermore, you may uncover your typical relating habits and how they serve you or not. Therapy can foster healthy behaviours such as being able to maintain boundaries as needed, effectively communicating your needs, and confidently expressing your feelings with your loved ones in a way that smooths and heals.
Improve Relationships: Our team of Adelaide clinical psychologists do a deep dive into every aspect of an individual to best help them through their struggles as effectively as possible. One of those vital aspects are your relationships with your family, friends, co-workers, classmates etc., and how you may exist happily with them in your daily life. Improving your relationships with everyone in your circle can positively impact your self-esteem and allow you to treat yourself with kindness and great care.
Overcome Trauma: Trauma can have a surprisingly lingering effect on our sense of safety, our relationships, work, habits and sleep. Whether distant or recent trauma, 'simple' or complex childhood trauma, or even just having been through a very difficult time and feeling overwhelmed and tired, there is help! Sometimes feelings and habits develop as subconscious defence mechanisms to protect yourself from meeting with similar disputes. Often these defence mechanisms keep us stuck and unhappy, and unable to flourish. Our Adelaide clinical psychologists know how to help you navigate through any past traumas that might be impacting you. Our psychologists are trained in a variety of proven and effective trauma therapies to help you overcome the past and thrive in the future.
Change Negative Thought Patterns: Our clinical psychologists in Adelaide are skilled at identifying and overcoming habitual negative thought patterns and behaviours. This is the cornerstone of psychology - changing your thoughts to change your life. However, we as humans tend to have blind spots for our own negative habits. A compassionate and experienced psychologist can help you overcome patterns such as stuckness in perceiving situations pessimistically or feeling triggered, so that you can become the person you are striving to be.
Why go to a Clinical Psychologists Near You in Adelaide?
At Kensington Psychology & Well-Being, we prioritise every individual’s unique needs and tailor a solution that suits them the most in the long run. Our team of expert practitioners provide a warm and safe environment where you can feel as comfortable as possible when attending your therapy sessions. Moreover, we maintain clear lines of communication to establish trust so that you might find your sessions relaxing and be able to share your thoughts without any judgement.
Many people find therapy changed their lives in a positive way by understanding themselves better, overcoming mental health struggles or difficult pasts, and developing strategies to face the future with tools in a mental health toolbox designed just for you.
Get in Touch with Our team of Adelaide Clinical Psychologist Practitioners
We offer a comprehensive range of services to treat and nurture the body and mind and get you back on the path to health and well-being.
If you’re having suicidal thoughts or abusing medication or other substances, please don’t delay in seeking help. If the matter is urgent, please contact your GP or Lifeline on 131 114.